Monthly Archives: July 2013

Dill Moths (and others)

On Tuesday I noticed webbing at the tops of some dill plants in the garden, with moth pupae suspended within.  Most webs had a single pupa, but this one had three: Investigating further, I saw that the developing seeds on … Continue reading

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Balloon-faced Flies, Part 2

A week ago, I wandered to the edge of my yard and noticed some agromyzid fly leaf mines in the bush honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera) that I’m fairly sure are unknown to science.  So I stuffed a good number of leaves into … Continue reading

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Norway Maple Seedminer

Two weeks ago I was walking across the Amherst (Massachusetts) town common and I had two minutes to kill before a bus arrived, so I stopped under a Norway maple tree to see if I could find any mines of … Continue reading

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Monthly Mystery #8: Eggs Under Water Lilies

At this time of year, there is a seemingly endless variety of mysterious eggs to be found all over the landscape.  In browsing through my folders of unidentified invertebrate signs just now, I came across photos of two different types … Continue reading

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